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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1150-06
November 13, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 9 after an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Courtland A. Kennard, 22, of Starkville, Miss.
   
            Staff Sgt. Gregory W. G. McCoy, 26, of Webberville, Mich.
 
            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.